Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks: Live Analysis, Score Updates, Highlights
Despite Carmelo Anthony leaving in the third quarter with a left ankle injury, the Knicks hold on to beat the Lakers, 116-107.
It's over in NY. Despite a Lakers' late surge, the Knicks hold on without Carmelo Anthony to win by nine.
Mike D'antoni loses in his return to New York.
Most 30-pt games vs Knicks, last 5 seasons- LeBron James 6, Paul Pierce 6, Dwyane Wade 6, Kobe Bryant 5— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 14, 2012
Like at Cleveland, LAL fell behind big early before clawing back w/2nd half D. But Knicks never relinquished control. 114-107, 18.1 left.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 14, 2012
Tyson Chandler goes 1-for-2 from the FT line to put the Lakers up seven with time winding down.
MWPs and 1 makes it a 6 point game with 1:20 to go.— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 14, 2012
Knicks have shot 3-pointers (12-24) not much worse than they've shot free throws (15-24) tonight vs Lakers— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 14, 2012
J.R. Smith drains a three to make it a 12-point game again.
Kobe hits a fallaway three to cut the Knicks lead to seven.
Amazing to say this but D'Antoni's Lakers have slowed the pace of this game and are grinding it out on offense.— Alan Hahn (@alanhahn) December 14, 2012
The Lakers have cut the lead down to 10 after Dwight Howard makes the basket and gets fouled. He missed the free throw and is 0-for-6 on the night.
Here's the play Carmelo Anthony injury his left ankle on.
Carmelo Anthony (sprained ankle): 30 pts in 22 minutes. Last player to score 30 while playing 22 or fewer minutes- David Robinson, 1995— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 14, 2012
NY still clinging to a double-digit lead, but you can guarantee that Kobe's going to gun with abandon in the final stanza. NY 100, LA 86— Dime Update (@DimeUpdate) December 14, 2012
The Knicks hold onto a 14-point lead behind their continued hot shooting.
JR Smith, starting in place of Carmelo, hits a three for the Knicks' 100th point.
Kobe's 24 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists lead LAL in each category. Howard has 18 & 5, MWP 13, Ebanks 12.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 14, 2012
Mike keeps Kobe in to start the 4th quarter, despite his bum back. He's gonna try to ride him.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 14, 2012
The Lakers go on a 7-0 run to finish the third quarter and trail by just 13. The Knicks will have to hold on without their leading scorer, Carmelo Anthony, who is doubtful to return with a sprained knee.
Carmelo Anthony has a sprained left ankle. His return is doubtful.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 14, 2012
Steve Novak is a perfect 4-for-4 from three for 12 points tonight.
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